John McAfee: US election hack was a bored ’15-year-old in his bedroom’

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Paul Martin

CYBERSECURITY guru John McAfee has mocked the American government for blaming Russia before suggesting the US election hack was the work of an “unsophisticated hacker”.

Wed, Jan 11, 2017

The FBI have claimed the Kremlin was behind hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in the lead-up to the US election.

However, Mr McAfee, the founder of a successful software, has ridiculed claims the hack was carried out by Russia because of the inexperienced nature of the work.

The US government expelled 35 Russian diplomats last month due to the alleged hack as Barack Obama retaliated on the advice of US intelligence agencies.

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks published the emails which were hacked just before the US presidential election in November.

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